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Collector Adjudication Seema Raza seeks status of stay order granted to M/s Pepsi Cola Int’l Ltd

ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Seema Raza Bukhari directed to replace lawyer who is representing the department in a case of M/s Pepsi Cola International (Pvt) Limited. The stay was granted by Islamabad High Court regarding contravention cases of incorrect classification of odoriferous substances-based mixtures. Collector Adjudication Seema Raza Bokhari asked the collector to provide update information regarding contravention cases against ... Read More »

FBR Member Customs Zahid Khokhar inaugurates Customs Officers Mess-cum-Hostel

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Zahid Khokhar inaugurated a three-storey building of Customs Officers Mess-cum-Hostel building at G-11 Islamabad. Addressing the participants, Peshawar Customs Collector Saeed Khan Jadoon, director of the committee which will look after the said project, said that there was a huge problem for customs officers who visited Islamabad from different cities like Karachi, ... Read More »

Quetta I&I seizes smuggled betel nuts worth Rs8m from Akbar Express

ISLAMABAD: The Collectorate of Customs seized Rs8 million worth of foreign-origin betel nuts from Akbar Express which was going from Quetta to Lahore. Collector Ashraf Ali received credible information that foreign-origin goods i.e betel nuts, tyres, Pine cigarettes, converters and blankets are being smuggled through Akbar Express to Lahore. He immediately directed Deputy Collector Maqbool Jan and Zubair Shah to ... Read More »

Islamabad Dry Port earns Rs317m CD in June

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) earned Rs317 million under the head of customs duty during the month of June 2017-18. Sources o told Customs Today that IDP was assigned Rs584.79 million revenue collection target under head of customs duty for month of June FY17-18, while it earned Rs317 million under the same head till 29th of June FY17-18. Sources ... Read More »

Customs auction cell generates Rs11m through auction of NDP goods

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Collectorate auction cell earned Rs11 million through auction of non-duty paid vehicles and different smuggled goods. Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad told Customs Today that auction was held on 28th June of FY17-18. He added that people from Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in the auction which was organized by Customs along with Alvi Auctioneers. He said that ... Read More »

ASO earns Rs4m extra revenue during June

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization earned Rs4 million extra revenue during the month of June of  Fiscal Year 2017-18. Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad while talking with Customs Today said that ASO showed satisfactory performance against tax evaders and smugglers. He added that ASO earned Rs28.85 million during month of June FY17-18 against earning of Rs24.75 million during same corresponding period. ... Read More »

AFU taking all possible measures to curb money laundering through NIIA: ADC Nisar Phularwal

ISLAMABAD: Following the instructions of Collector Zulfiqar Ali, the customs staff deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) has already started feeding data of every passenger traveling abroad from Pakistan to curb money laundering. Additional Collector Nisar Phularwal, during an exclusive interview with Customs Today, said that customs staff is still facing various problems at NIIA. He added that few ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I generates Rs900m through auction of NDP goods & vehicles during FY2017-18

PESHAWAR: Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Arslan Subuctageen said that I&I generated Rs900 million of revenue through action of seized smuggled goods during FY2017-18. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that from July 2017 the Customs I&I catalyzed the anti-smuggling activities of all field formations against smuggled goods. He added that during last Fiscal Year ... Read More »

Customs to set up new Directorate General to handle flow of cargo through CPEC: Additional Collector Samiul Haq

QUETTA: In order to efficiently handle the flow of cargo through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Pakistan Customs is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art Directorate General in Quetta; however, Quetta Customs will continue to assist the relevant authorities till the new Directorate General is set up. Additional Collector Samiul Haq, while talking with Customs Today, said that border ... Read More »

Chief Collector North Awais Agha to visit Sost Dry Port today

GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Chief Collector North Awais Agha will visit Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday (today) and will hold meeting with business community to finalize the issue of installation of WeBOC at Sost Dry Port. Official sources of Gilgit Baltistan told Customs Today that the Chief Collector North last visited GB during the month of April 2018 to inaugurate the training sessions held at ... Read More »

AFU exported two consignments worth $50m: Deputy Collector Salehia Zakir

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Air Freight Unit (AFU) for the first time exported two 40 feet containers loaded with sports goods, leather and surgical goods worth $50 million. Deputy Collector Export Salehia Zakir while exclusively talking with Customs Today said that she is pleased to disclose that just before one day of Eidul Fitr the AFU exported a huge consignment in ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication Seema Raza seeks status of stay order granted to M/s Pepsi Cola

ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Seema Raza once again issued reminder to the Collectorate to update the office of adjudication about vacation of stay granted to M/s Pepsi Cola International (Pvt) Limited by Islamabad High Court regarding contravention cases of incorrect classification of odoriferous substances based mixtures (concentrate). According to notification no C.No. Cus/Coll/Adj/07/2015 the Collector Adjudication asked the Customs Collectorate to ... Read More »

Dr. Zubair Yousafani laid to rest

ISLAMABAD: Director ITTMS Dr Zubair Yousfani who passed away on Wednesday after second massive heart attack was laid to rest in Islamabad graveyard. A large number of employees from Federal Board of Revenue, Customs, Inland Revenue and other government departments along with people from different walks of life attended his funeral prayer, which was offered at H-11 graveyard after Nimaz-e-Isha. ... Read More »

Quetta Customs forms six new check-posts to curb smuggling: Additional Collector Zubair Shah

QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Additional Collector Zubair Shah said that the Collectorate is striving hard to achieve security of businesses by simplifying trade procedures. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Zubair who is also looking after FTO matters, Preventive l, ll, lll sections, Recovery cell SWH said that the department was improving the situation by tackling integrity related issues and ... Read More »

Senior FBR official Dr. Zubair Yousafani passes away

ISLAMABAD: Senior FBR official and Director Integrated Transit Trade Management System (ITTMS) Dr. Muhammad Zubair Yousafani died on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. Sources told that Dr. Zubair was busy in his office work where he received second severe heart attack at about 4pm. He went home and then he was taken to PIMS where he breathed his last during angiography. ... Read More »

Additional Collector Adjudication Imran Chaudhary issues show cause to owner of NDP vehicle

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Imran Chaudhery issued a show cause notice against unknown owner of NDP Toyota Vitz car and ordered him to provide evidence against the vehicle otherwise case will be decided ex-parte. Additional Collector Imran Chaudhary told Customs Today that Assistant Collector Customs Preventive received credible information that a non-duty paid Toyota Vitz car bearing registration ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan Torkham border remains closed during Eid holidays

TORKHAM: The Pak-Afghan Torkham border remained closed for imports or exports during Eid holidays. According to details told by official sources of Pak-Afghan International Border (Torkham) that all the vigilance squads worked properly during Eid holidays while DCs and ACs also conducted surprise visits for checking of staff during holidays. The sources told that Torkham Customs staff cleared imports and ... Read More »

CAA reluctant to provide vigilance desk to Customs staff at NIIA

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is reluctant to provide vigilance desk to customs staff at Departure Hall of NIIA. Customs staff of NIIA is trying to get excess at PIA hangar’s area for vigilance of planes because most of narcotics cases were reported from the hangar area. Assistant Collector Farheen Zahra while talking to Customs Today said, “We have ... Read More »

Quetta Customs will remain vigilant with greater coordination among border agencies: Collector Ashraf Ali

QUETTA: The existing environment demands customs department to remain vigilant and vibrant along with developing regulatory efficiency and effectiveness through greater coordination among border agencies. These views were expressed by Collector Ashraf Ali while talking to Customs Today. Collector Ashraf  said that MCC Quetta is showing massive growth in revenue and surpassing revenue collection target during first 11 months. Answering a ... Read More »

Collector Ashraf distributes work among two additional collectors

QUETTA: The Collector Customs Collectorate distributed work among two customs officers with immediate effect. Customs Collectorate that Ashraf Ali Collector Quetta through an office order no.01/2017-ADMN have distributed work to Additional Collector-I Samiul Haq to look after Customs House Chaman, Customs House Taftan, NLC dry port/ Railway dry port including head quarter, admin branch, Confidential branch, Customs branch, General branch, ... Read More »